TO­DAY I N HIS­TORY

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In 1521, Pope Leo X gave Henry VIII of Eng­land the ti­tle “Fidei De­fen­sor,” or De­fender of the Faith. Thir­teen years later, Henry sev­ered all ties with Rome to es­tab­lish the Church of Eng­land.

In 1776, the first naval bat­tle of Lake Cham­plain was fought dur­ing the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion. Amer­i­can forces un­der Brig.-Gen. Bene­dict Arnold suf­fered heavy losses but man­aged to stall Bri­tish forces led by Guy Car­leton.

In 1797, Bri­tish forces de­feated the Dutch at the bat­tle of Cam­per­down.

In 1809, just over three years after the fa­mous Lewis and Clark ex­pe­di­tion ended, Meri­wether Lewis was found dead in a Ten­nessee inn, an ap­par­ent sui­cide. He was 35.

In 1811, in­ven­tor John Stevens put into op­er­a­tion the first steam ferry line in the world, run­ning be­tween New York City and Hobo­ken, N.J.

In 1868, Amer­i­can in­ven­tor Thomas Edi­son patented an elec­tric vot­ing ma­chine.

In 1869, the Red River Re­bel­lion be­gan when a group led by Adam Clark Webb at­tempted to sur­vey a field be­long­ing to An­dre Nault, a Metis, at St. Vi­tal, Man. About 20 Metis led by Louis Riel pre­vented the work and forced Webb to leave, an act which sparked con­fronta­tions be­tween Riel and the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment.

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